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Dakota A65-38

Aircraft Model:Douglas C-47A-5-DK Dakota
Constructor's No.:12249
Identities:42-92447; A65-38
Units:No. 33 Squadron, RAAF


18 February 1944Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex USA.
21 February 1944Aircraft to be renumbered as A65-38.
22 February 1944Allotted callsign VH-CUH.
11 March 1944Received by No. 33 Squadron, RAAF.
26 August 1944Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
2 September 1944Allotted to the Paratroop Training Unit, RAAF.
2 October 1944Allotment to the PTU cancelled.
22 October 1944Received by No. 33 Squadron, RAAF.
25 March 1945Aircraft damaged by fire.
29 March 1945Allotted to No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for repairs to centre section only.
Reallotted to No. 33 Squadron, RAAF, for completion of other repairs.
12 September 1945Aircraft suffered brake failure on landing at Hayfield, New Guinea.
24 September 1945Received by No. 12 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF.
12 December 1945Approval given for conversion to components at No. 12 RSU.


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1949, Aircraft Status cards - Douglas Dakota A65-1 to A65-99 (with gaps), A10297, BLOCK 381.

Pacific Wrecks 2017 C-47A-5-DK Dakota Serial Number A65-38. Retrieved 10 November 2017 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/c-47/A65-38.html>.

Record updated on 10 November 2017.


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